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John Ashley Yates Stinton

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The following  28 Stinton's were awarded the Badge.

Albert Stinton 362 Coy ex King’s,   Alfred Stinton Northumberland Fusiliers,  Arthur James Stinton 157 Bde RFA,  C.E. Stinton 19th Bn Royal West Surrey Regt,  E.E. Stinton Royal Engineers,  Edward Stinton Dorset Regt,  Edward Stinton 4th Res The Welsh Regt,  Ernest Stinton 5th Battn Middx Regt,  Earnest Stinton T.F.  no 2 Norfolk,  Ernest John Stinton Labour Corps,  Frank H Stinton Depot Middx Regt,  H.P. Stinton 6th Sussex Regt,  Harold Stinton 1b. Res Bde RFA,  Harry Stinton 7th London Regt,  Harry Stinton 4th Bn RDC,  John Stinton Royal Irish Fusiliers,  John Christopher Stinton R.G.A.,  John Crenfell Stinton Royal Warks Regt,  Joseph Stinton 3rd Bn Suffolk’s,  Leonard Stinton Gloucestershire Regt,  Robert Stinton Royal Artillery,  S.C. Stinton 2nd H.C. RFA,  Samuel  Stinton S Lancs Regt,  Stanley Bernard Stinton.(wounded in France, Head and severe Knee injury) Army Cyclist Corps,  Thos Victor Stinton Hereford Regt,  Walter D. Stinton Labour Corps,  William Ernest Stinton 3rd Welsh.

STINTON'S Who also served by rank.

Captains = 2. One of which was Tom Stinton, 8th battlion Worcs reg (Territorial force) Bronze medal for military valour. Lived to the age of 71, and was headmaster at Loughbrough and Newcastle under Lyme schools. Served in France and Italy with the Worcester regiment, he was married to Mary and had two daughters and a son.

Lieutenants = 1. (Howard P.Stinton, Royal Army Veterinary Corps).  

Regimental Company Sergeant Major = 2. (One of which 241025 Harold Leonard Stinton MSM 2nd/6th Bn Royal Warks reg).

Master Sergeants = 1.

Sergeants = 5. (One of which 39086 T.Stinton MSM  RAMC (Manchester).(The photo are of his actual medals).

Corporals = 8. (One of which 50730 G.W.Stinton MM.  8th Bn Worcs Reg).

Privates = 94. (One of which was Harry Stinton who's experiences in the 'Suicide Club' are told in a book by Virginia Mayo.) His original diary is now on display at the fusiliers Museum housed in the Tower Of London. Link

Nurses = 1. (Miss Olive Florence Stinton. sister (Later Matron) QAIMNS.Awarded (The royal red cross 1st class). (One of her medal was on sale on ebay in July 2016).


Civilians = 2. (One of which was T.Stinton Working on Anti-Aircraft Equipment).

VALOUR MEDALS. MM = Military medal. For distinguished service in the field for ranks below warrant officer.

                                 MSM = Meritorious Service medal. Award for gallantry or meritorious service when not in the face of the enemy.


Details of some STINTON’S who survived the war.


East Surrey Regiment. He volunteered in May 1915 and during his service on the Western front took part in the battles of the Somme Ypres and Cambrai. He acted as a bomber for a considerable period, and was gassed and wounded twice demobbed in 1919. From Ealing London.

Arthur., Rifleman.

The Rifle brigade. He volunteered in 1914 the following year was sent to the western front, was later transferred to the Labour corps, while in France he was chiefly employed by the red cross on important duties in the Somme area where he rendered valuable services. From Lower Edmonton. London.


Private Kings reg.(Liverpool regiment.)

He joined in Feb 1916,and in the following July proceeded to France. In this theatre of war he took part in the battles of the Somme, Ancre, Arras, Vimy Ridge, Ypres, Lens, Passchendaele, Cambrai, Somme II. Where he was gassed in action in March 1918. He also contracted trench fever and was invalided home to hospital in Preston. From Longsight. Manchester.

George and Edward.,

Brothers of William who died (details above) George was badly gassed and Edward lost a leg, both were born in North Ormseby.


Tom was born in 1890,served in the Royal Engineers as a sapper and was wounded in 1915. Family lived in Rotherham. Tom was brother of Arkieles who died (details above).

John Charles., Corporal.

John was born in Middlesex, Served with the 4th and 3rd Middlesex regiment. Entered service in Oct 1914, just before the battle of La Bassee. John was an old contemptible.

William., Sapper Royal Engineers.

He joined in Feb 1917 and after his training was drafted to the Western Front where he was engaged on special duties during  operations a Ypres, Cambrai and the Somme and was wounded.  He holds the General  service and Victory medal. Demobbed in December 1919. Lived 105, Denmark road Kilburn N.W.6.

Sydney G., Private

Manchester Reg. Hospitalised with Shrapnel wounds in the chest and shoulder. admitted to Southern General Hospital Birmingham. Civvy job was as a Clerk From Longsight 153 Earl Street.

T., Sapper

1346 also hospitalised 1st West Riding R.E. 2nd Southern General Hospital Bristol.


From Morley lost his right hand, Charles worked as a miller before the war. He volunteered for service.

Thomas., Sergeant (latter class 2 Warrant Officer) (from Knighton, Radnor). Service number 8119.

Wounded Passchendaele 1st Herford regiment. Served Egypt and the Western Front. Tom re-enlisted after the war and served with a Welch regiment on the NW frontier. Tom was a tailor by trade.


15 Batt KKR service number  11798 Transferred to the 1st Hampshire garrison battalion (24166) transferred to R.E Tunneling company in Sept 1918 while in France. Demobbed Jan 7th 1919.


From Cannock C company KRR Corps 362471 ex miner, 1st Hants Garr Btn. Served in France.


Army Service corps.

096703 Attached 400 Coy G.H.Q. ammun. Arrived France 12th Aug 1915 aboard SS Munich. A motor driver by trade.

Frank Bertrum.

Y8665 5th Battalion Royal Fusiliers. Gunshot wounds to the right hand from Kings Lynn an apprentice plumber by trade.


Canadian STINTON'S of the First World War who served.

Walter Stinton. b. May 1887 1ST Alberta. Vermillion Alberta.  Nok Mrs Mary Stinton.

Sidney Herbert Stinton. b. Dec1888 CEF. West Tronton Ontario.  Nok Harriet Stinton.

Fred Stinton. b. Sept 1891 78th Overseas Btn.. Ninnetto Manitoba.  Nok Henry O Stinton.

Henry Stinton. b. Jun 1893 CEF  Nok Miss Elizabeth Stinton.

Charles Henry Stinton. b. Aug 1895 Worcester. 136TH overseas Btn. Bowmanville Ontario.  Nok Mrs Jane Stinton.

World War 2 Casualties

Sergeant............. ALAN VICTORY DAVID STINTON.       Aged 25, Air gunner. Flying in Halifax to Berlin, crashed North Sea. Died 18.01.1943.

Signalman................ EARNEST WILLIAM STINTON.       Aged 30, Signalman, Died of Illness  21.06.1945. Australian

Private............................ FRANK VICTOR STINTON.       Aged 23, Died of wounds, 15.12.1943. Australian.

Leading Stoker. FREDERICK ADOLPHUS STINTON.      Aged 26,from Pendeen Cornwall, Hm Submarine Rainbow. Died 19.10.1940.

Civilian.................... JOHN(Jack)THOMAS STINTON.      Aged 40, Died 13.01.1942. Killed while on duty with the Home guard.

Lance Sergeant LESLIE ERNEST GEORGE STINTON.   Aged 33, Royal Corps of Signals. Died in India 13.06.1945.

Other Stinton casualties who served their country.

Leading Seaman JOHN STINTON.  Aged 22, JX 835727 Hms Drake. (Devonport shore base).  Died 28th Sept 1953.